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Hazards Associated with Transporting Granite and Marble Slabs

Safety and Health Information Bulletin
SHIB 09-08-2005

Issued by:
U. S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine
Office of Science and Technology Assessment

The purpose of this Safety and Health Information Bulletin is to:

  • Alert employers and employees who handle and transport granite and marble rock slabs to the hazards associated with handling and transporting of slabs;
  • Remind employers that transportation devices need to be properly designed and maintained; and,
  • Emphasize the importance of training employees in rock slab handling procedures.

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